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Kip Addotta, Comedian Who Appeared on ‘The Tonight Show,’ Dies at 75

Family announces his passing on Facebook

Kip Addotta, a comedian who frequently appeared on “The Tonight Show” has died, his family announced. He was 75.

“It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Kip Addotta earlier this week. Thank you to all of his friends and fans who have supported him throughout his life and career. His wit will be missed but his writings will live forever,” his family wrote on his Facebook page.

No cause of death was given.

Along with “The Tonight Show,” Addotta also appeared on “Midnight Special,” “Don Kirshnir’s Rock Concert” and the syndicated “Make Me Laugh.” He hosted the game show “Everything Goes” on the Playboy Channel.

His credits as an actor include HBO’s “The Larry Sanders Show” and the films “Bound for Glory” and “For da Love of Money.”

Addotta was also featured on the Dr. Demento radio show for his songs “Wet Dream” and “Life in the Slaw Lane.”